It’s unclear where The Flyin’ Hawaiian will be touching down this offseason, but there are reportedly multiple teams considering the veteran outfielder.
According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, Shane Victorino is on a number of teams’ radar, including the Red Sox, Rangers, Indians and Reds.
Victorino, a free agent, is coming off a season in which he hit .255 with 11 home runs, 55 RBIs and 39 stolen bases in 154 games split between the Phillies and the Dodgers. Philadelphia, of course, dealt Victorino to Los Angeles just before the trade deadline.
While his 2012 numbers aren’t exactly eye-popping, Victorino is a two-time All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove winner who has the ability to play all three outfield positions. The impressive resume, coupled with his ample experience playing on a big market contender in Philly, could be enough for teams to go after the Hawaii native.
Victorino is a career .275 hitter in nine big league seasons, and he features a .341 on-base percentage and .770 OPS.
Free agent Shane Victorino on the radar with #redsox, #rangers, #indians, #reds, among other clubs in the OF market.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 10, 2012
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